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Not guilty. The Israeli captain who emptied his rifle into a Palestinain schoolgirl

· Officer ignored warnings that teenager was terrified · Defence says ‘confirming the kill’ standard practice An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have

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U.N. Reports Rising Afghan Casualties

The number of civilians killed or wounded rose 31 percent in the first six months of the year, the report said. KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan continued to climb in the first half of 2010,

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Wikileaks: Hundreds Of Afghanistan Civilians Killed By Coalition Forces

So this is what had the Wikileaks founder so jumpy. No wonder the government wanted to keep this under wraps: A huge cache of secret US military files today provides a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces

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Posted in Afghanistan, Attacks on Civilians, Journalism, Military, Reports/Studies/Books, Top Secret, War Crimes

[Another] US airstrike kills 10 Afghan civilians

Afghan Civilians Said to Be Killed in an Airstrike KABUL, Afghanistan — Ten civilians, including at least five women and children, were killed in NATO airstrikes in Khost Province, the provincial police chief said Saturday. Five other civilians were killed,

Posted in Afghanistan, Attacks on Civilians, NATO

Israel Lobby Gets Congress to Stick It to Turkey

Yesterday the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Armenian genocide resolution. That is the bill, kicking around for years, that recognizes the Armenian genocide as precisely that – genocide. The Turkish government has always strongly opposed the resolution, arguing –

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Reporters Dispute Israeli Account of Raid

Updated | 5:02 p.m. On Thursday, Al Jazeera English broadcast an interview with Jamal Elshayyal, one of the channel’s journalists who was on board the Mavi Marmara on Monday when it was intercepted by Israeli commandos enforcing a naval blockade on Gaza.

Posted in Activism, Attacks on Civilians, Israel, Legal, Media, Reports/Studies/Books

Peter Beinart: Israel’s Indefensible Behavior

Don’t blame the commandos for the flotilla disaster. Blame Israel’s leaders, who enforce the cruel and corrupt Gaza embargo, and their supporters in America. “If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not

Posted in Attacks on Civilians, History, Israel, Middle East, US - Israel relations
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